British sailors become British royalty

A host of the British Sailing Team’s Tokyo 2020 stars have been recognized in the New Year Honors 2022 List for services to sailing.

Hannah Mills (above left) is made an OBE after winning gold in the women’s 470 class in Japan this summer, becoming the most successful female Olympic sailor of all time in the process.

Mills’ award also recognizes her environmental campaigning with her charity the Big Plastic Pledge.

Eilidh McIntyre (above right), who won gold alongside Mills in the 470, is made an MBE, as are 49er Olympic champions Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell…

The full list of honors can be found at www.gov.uk/honours/honours-lists.

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